Toxic Foods for Dogs
Almost everyone knows chocolate is bad for dogs, but there’s a range of foods that are poisonous to dogs. Below, we take a look at the long list of toxic foods for dogs.
What Foods are Poisonous to Dogs?
While it can be tempting to feed your dog as he begs for food, professional dog trainers warn to resist it. Giving your dog a little bit of your table food can interfere with valuable training, as it reinforces and rewards your dog for the wrong reason. The Humane Society has developed an extensive list of foods bad for dogs.
List of poisonous foods for dogs:
- Chocolate, Coffee and Tea (Anything with Caffeine)
- Alcoholic Beverages
- Fruit Seeds and Pits
- Fish, Poultry and Meat Bones
- Fat Trimmings from Meat
- Xylitol Artificial Sweetener (Found in Candy and Diet Drinks and Foods)
- Raisins or Grapes
- Onions and Onion Powder
- Macadamia Nuts
- Mushrooms and Mushroom Plants
- Rhubarbs, Tomatoes, and Potato Leaves and Stems
- Yeast Dough
- Moldy Foods
- Mustard Seeds
Keeping Food Away From Your Dog
To prevent your dog from eating these items, make sure you keep your garbage away from your dog. Also, if you’re going to feed your dog otherwise healthy table scraps, make sure they don’t exceed more than 10 percent of your dog’s daily diet and they’re placed in his food bowl.
If your dog consumes any of the above items or ingests moldy or spoiled foods from the garbage, contact a veterinary assistant or veterinarian immediately. These foods can make your dog very ill and cause vomiting or diarrhea.
Pet owners are encouraged to be aware of these food items. Become familiar with this list and make sure your family is up-to-date as well. What you don’t know can seriously hurt your dog.
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